The governor is selected from the audience and there are two methods of allowing him or her to determine the outcome. One method is to simply provide a "ballot" to the individual audience member and he/she selects how they want the play to end (i.e. what they want to happen to Billy). The second method is to add a scene (already written) to the play in which a member of the audience is called up from the audience to play a version of "Wheel of Fortune" called "Judgement Day" which answers the question does Billy Sundae live or die? BillySundae
That sounds perfectly spot on to me. It is written unaffectedly, is concise while covering a great deal of ground. This is, of course, room for tweaking anything, but I feel you've done a splendid job.
Is the "Governor" an actor or someone chosen from the audience?
Shucks! I so wanted to be cruel today. Thanks for ruining it! :)
Billy Sundae: a multimedia improvisational play in three acts is about the impending execution of Billy Sundae who has been convicted of killing his lover's husband. How the play ends is in the hands of an audience member, "the governor," who decides whether Billy lives or dies. The cast must then enact the result dictated by the governor. With 6 possible endings-- execution, stay of execution, exoneration, comutation of sentence to life in prision with no possibility of parole, commutation of sentence to time served, and pardon-- but only 2 scripted endings (execution and stay of execution) the challenges for actors and directors are many.
Why not leave what you've got so far so we'll have a place to start. My general comment would be to keep it short and to the point...no rambling nor using the words "life altering experience!" Leave something for us to rip apart and humiliate you with. :)